Monday, July 25, 2011

Vegetarian Philly Cheese Steak

This is one of the most delicious, fatty things I've ever made. Will definitely make again. I would like to try it with white American cheese, and tempeh instead of Boca burgers.

Vegetarian Philly Cheese Steak
adapted from Food Network - Emeril Lagasse
Makes 4 sandwiches

1 long, thin loaf of Italian bread, split in half but still connected
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
4 Boca burgers (I used regular Boca burgers)
12 oz. cheese (I used 8 oz. provolone and 4 oz. swiss. white American is suggested)

1. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat and add oil. When hot, add onions and peppers, and cook until caramelized, about 30 minutes. Scrape the bottom of the skillet frequently.
2. Once they're caramelized, add garlic, salt, and pepper, and cook until garlic is sautéed. Set onion and pepper mix aside in a bowl.
3. Cut Boca burgers into 1" strips, and then slice (carefully) those strips in half to be thinner. Add to skillet pan used to cook onions and peppers, and cook on medium heat until golden brown and crusty on both sides. Add more oil as needed.
4. Once all the Boca strips are cooked and slightly crispy, combine pepper mix, Boca strips, and cheese. Let sit to allow cheese to naturally melt, then gently combine. Server on bread as a sandwich.


  1. This recipe looks amazing! I wanna make this soon!